Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999

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ACCENTS

Code respondent's accent
  1) Strong Southern accent
  2) Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong
  3) No Southern accent

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Strong Southern accent 243 29.3% 29.3% -1.33
Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong 282 34% 63.3% -.09
No Southern accent 304 36.7% 100% 1.14

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 years old 25 to 44 years old 45 to 64 years old 65 years or older TOTAL
Strong Southern accent 24.4%
22
25.6%
88
32.2%
84
37.1%
46
29.3%
240
Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong 38.9%
35
31.1%
107
37.2%
97
33.9%
42
34.3%
281
No Southern accent 36.7%
33
43.3%
149
30.7%
80
29.0%
36
36.4%
298
TOTAL 100.0%
90
100.0%
344
100.0%
261
100.0%
124

819


Education (I-EDUC)

1st-11th grade 12th grade (High school) Some college (Two year degree) 4 year college graduate Advanced degree (MA, PHD, LLD, MD) TOTAL
Strong Southern accent 52.9%
36
34.3%
85
28.7%
62
22.2%
42
15.8%
16
29.3%
241
Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong 26.5%
18
35.9%
89
35.6%
77
33.9%
64
30.7%
31
33.9%
279
No Southern accent 20.6%
14
29.8%
74
35.6%
77
43.9%
83
53.5%
54
36.7%
302
TOTAL 100.0%
68
100.0%
248
100.0%
216
100.0%
189
100.0%
101

822


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strong Southern accent 31.8%
116
27.4%
127
29.3%
243
Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong 29.9%
109
37.3%
173
34.0%
282
No Southern accent 38.4%
140
35.3%
164
36.7%
304
TOTAL 100.0%
365
100.0%
464

829


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Some other religion (Specify) No religion [Not religious/agnostic/atheist] TOTAL
Strong Southern accent 35.0%
205
9.4%
12
8.3%
1
21.8%
12
22.9%
8
29.2%
238
Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong 36.9%
216
26.8%
34
0.0%
0
29.1%
16
34.3%
12
34.2%
278
No Southern accent 28.0%
164
63.8%
81
91.7%
11
49.1%
27
42.9%
15
36.6%
298
TOTAL 100.0%
585
100.0%
127
100.0%
12
100.0%
55
100.0%
35

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